Mike Kayamori, the co-founder and CEO of Liquid Group Inc., spoke about how blockchain technology is changing society and associated global trends at The Japan Times Advanced Technology Forum held in Tokyo on May 31. The forum was supported by the Ogasawara Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Engineering as one of its subsidized projects.
Line Corp., the nation’s largest messaging app, is close to obtaining a license to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, according to people familiar with the matter.
Japan will deploy about 200 specialists to detect undeclared income gained from cryptocurrency trades, monetized videos and other new economy staples, the country's tax authority said Wednesday.
Major banks in Japan, the U.S. and Europe are developing a blockchain-based digital coin that can be used to instantly settle overseas money transfers instantly, lowering transaction costs by cutting out intermediaries.
The Group of 20 major economies plan to agree on compiling additional steps by 2021 against money laundering and funding of terrorist groups through the use of crypto-assets, sources close to the matter said Saturday.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. plans to put its original digital currency into practical use by the end of this year, according to President Kanetsugu Mike.
The cryptocurrency boom appears to be alive and well for Binance, the world’s largest digital-asset exchange by trading volume.
A year after cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck suffered the worst hacking incident in the history of the industry, its founder, Koichiro Wada, attended a news conference to reassure the public that the startup had learned from the experience. But the 28-year-old engineer wasn't the one doing the talking.
Japanese crypto-exchange operators unexpectedly faced major problems last year due to the unprecedented hack in late January of Tokyo-based Coincheck Inc., which lost digital tokens estimated at the time to be worth ¥58 billion and caused commotion across the industry.
The Financial Services Agency has decided to integrate the names of bitcoins and other virtual currencies, which are traded online as if they were money, into a category called “crypto-assets,” The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.